noun, plural mil·len·ni·ums, mil·len·ni·a [mi-len-ee-uh] /mɪˈlɛn i ə/.
- millennial church,
- millennium bridge,
- millennium bug,
Origin of millennium
Examples from the Web for millennium
And that original score that kicks in as a new-age Millennium Falcon swoops into view is sure to get you going.
Sherlock Holmes is a new millennium sex symbol with books, movies, and TV episodes introducing him to a new generation of fans.Can Tarzan of the Apes Survive in a Post-Colonial World?|Ted Gioia|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The escalatory ladder is far more terrifying than it was on the eve of the millennium.
Once the polonium had been recognized, police were able to trace the source of the poison to the Millennium hotel in Mayfair.Brits Investigate Assassination of the Spy Who Warned Us About Putin|Nico Hines|July 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
First played by Native Americans around a millennium ago, it is the only American sport with distinctly spiritual roots.A Millennium After Inventing the Game, the Iroquois Are Lacrosse’s New Superpower|Evin Demirel|July 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If lust is deeply rooted in men and its only expression is evil, I for one should recommend a faith in the millennium.A Preface to Politics|Walter Lippmann
I do believe you are right, you know, even though I'm not sure the millennium is coming.'A Bed of Roses|W. L. George
People imagined that with that year the millennium would arrive and the Second Advent take place.English Villages|P. H. Ditchfield
An editor of a Boston paper thinks that the millennium is at hand, and gives his reasons.The American Joe Miller|Various
Are we never to obtain even this, until the golden doors of the Millennium swing open?
noun plural -nia (-nɪə) or -niums
Word Origin for millennium
1630s, from Modern Latin millennium, from Latin mille "thousand" (see million) + annus "year" (see annual); formed on analogy of biennium, triennium, etc. For vowel change, see biennial. First in English in sense of "1,000-year period of Christ's anticipated rule on Earth" (Rev. xx:1-5). Sense of "any 1,000-year period" first recorded 1711. Meaning "the year 2000" attested from 1970.
A period of a thousand years foretold in the Book of Revelation. During the millennium, those who have been faithful to Jesus and who have not worshiped the Antichrist will reign with Jesus over the Earth. According to the Book of Revelation, the millennium will precede the final battle for control of the universe; Judgment Day will come afterward.